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Another study suggests fluoroquinolone use may increase the risk of development of aortic aneurysms

12 Jan, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Association of Fluoroquinolone Use With Short-term Risk of Development of Aortic Aneurysm – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Disease—Is It Time to Broaden the Warning? – JAMA (free for a limited period) AND Study links fluoroquinolones to higher risk of aneurysm – CIDRAP AND Analysis Links Fluoroquinolones to Increased Aortic Aneurysm Risk – Physician’s Weekly

 


2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease

18 Dec, 2020 | 09:45h | UTC

2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

News release: Updated guideline for heart valve disease spotlights less invasive treatments

Key Perspectives: Part 1

Key Perspectives: Part 2

Key Perspectives: Part 3

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction

11 Dec, 2020 | 09:19h | UTC

Mechanical Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Review – JAMA Cardiology

Videos: Acute Rupture of Left Ventricular Aneurysm AND Ventricular Septal Rupture AND Papillary Muscle Rupture

 


Review: Perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


#AHA20 – Randomized trial: In patients with atrial fibrillation and a bioprosthetic mitral valve, Rivaroxaban (20 mg) was noninferior to Warfarin (INR 2-3) for death, MACE, or major bleeding at 12 months

16 Nov, 2020 | 02:01h | UTC

Rivaroxaban in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and a Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Rivaroxaban may be as effective as warfarin for bioprosthetic mitral valves, AF – American Heart Association

Commentaries: Rivaroxaban an Option for Patients with Bioprosthetic Mitral Valves and A-fib – TCTMD AND Rivaroxaban for Valvular Heart Disease and Atrial Fibrillation – RIVER – American College of Cardiology AND Rivaroxaban Noninferior to Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Bioprosthetic Mitral Valves – NEJM Journal Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Safe surgery: A cluster randomized trial showed that the implementation of control charts with feedback on indicators to surgical teams was associated with concomitant reductions in major adverse events in patients

9 Nov, 2020 | 01:23h | UTC

Effect of monitoring surgical outcomes using control charts to reduce major adverse events in patients: cluster randomised trial – The BMJ

 


JACC Review: Evaluation and management of patients with stable angina. Based on large clinical trials, medical therapy rather than revascularization is the initial management strategy for most patients

6 Nov, 2020 | 09:43h | UTC

Evaluation and Management of Patients With Stable Angina: Beyond the Ischemia Paradigm: JACC State-of-the-Art Review – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Summary: Evaluation and Management of Patients With Stable Angina – American College of Cardiology

 


Association between industry payments to physicians and device selection in ICD implantation

4 Nov, 2020 | 09:40h | UTC

Association Between Industry Payments to Physicians and Device Selection in ICD Implantation – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Reconsidering Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Management of common postoperative complications

4 Nov, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Management of Common Postoperative Complications – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


The ‘Ten Commandments’ in the new ESC Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines

29 Oct, 2020 | 08:59h | UTC

The ‘Ten Commandments’ in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Guidelines: From the 2020 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Adult Congenital Heart disease – European Heart Journal

Original guideline and commentaries: 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease

 


[Abstract Only] Redevelopment and validation of the SYNTAX score II to predict the benefit of PCI vs. CABG in patients with complex coronary artery disease

23 Oct, 2020 | 08:59h | UTC

Redevelopment and validation of the SYNTAX score II to individualise decision making between percutaneous and surgical revascularisation in patients with complex coronary artery disease: secondary analysis of the multicentre randomised controlled SYNTAXES trial with external cohort validation – The Lancet

See calculator: SYNTAX Score II calculator

 


Meta-analysis: Overall and cause-specific mortality in randomized clinical trials comparing percutaneous interventions with coronary bypass surgery

14 Oct, 2020 | 09:16h | UTC

Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Percutaneous Interventions With Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter


 


#ESCCongress – 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease

31 Aug, 2020 | 01:13h | UTC

2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease: The Task Force for the management of adult congenital heart disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) – European Heart Journal

News Release: What happens when babies with heart defects become adults? – European Society of Cardiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Considerations for reduction of risk of perioperative stroke in adult patients undergoing cardiac and thoracic aortic operations

27 Aug, 2020 | 09:46h | UTC

Considerations for Reduction of Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac and Thoracic Aortic Operations: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

News Release: Steps outlined to reduce the risk of stroke during, after heart surgery – American Heart Association

Top Things to Know: Considerations for Reduction of Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Adult Patients Undergoing Cardiac and Thoracic Aortic Operations

Commentary: Teamwork Needed to Reduce Stroke and Its Consequences in Cardiac Surgery: AHA – TCTMD

 


Imaging assessment of mitral and aortic regurgitation: Current state of the art

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:26h | UTC

Imaging assessment of mitral and aortic regurgitation: current state of the art – Heart

 


Review: Infective endocarditis after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement

19 Aug, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

Infective Endocarditis After Surgical and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A State of the Art Review – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-analysis: Radial artery graft vs. saphenous vein graft in long-term cardiovascular outcomes among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting

29 Jul, 2020 | 09:28h | UTC

Association of Radial Artery Graft vs Saphenous Vein Graft With Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA

Commentary: CABG: LONG-term outcomes using radial artery vs saphenous vein – MedicalResearch.com

 


Guideline: Diagnosing acute aortic syndrome

21 Jul, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Diagnosing acute aortic syndrome: a Canadian clinical practice guideline – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome – News Medical

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Dexmedetomidine does not decrease postoperative atrial arrhythmias or delirium in patients recovering from cardiac surgery

21 Jul, 2020 | 09:16h | UTC

Dexmedetomidine for reduction of atrial fibrillation and delirium after cardiac surgery (DECADE): a randomised placebo-controlled trial – The Lancet

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Cardiac Surgery during the COVID‐19 Pandemic

19 May, 2020 | 04:17h | UTC

Cardiac Surgery during the COVID‐19 Pandemic: Perioperative Considerations and Triage Recommendations – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


[Abstract Only] Study: No Increased Risk of Infections with Resterilized and Reused Pacemakers or Defibrillators

11 May, 2020 | 00:21h | UTC

Infections Associated with Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Infections With Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – American College of Cardiology AND No increased risk of infection with recycled pacemakers and defibrillators – Cardiovascular Business

 


Meta-Analysis: Effects of Restrictive vs. Liberal Transfusion Strategies on Longer-term Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery

5 May, 2020 | 03:54h | UTC

The effect of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on longer-term outcomes after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

Related: Randomized Trial: In Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, A Restrictive Transfusion Approach Does Not Increase the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury (selection of studies on the subject)

 


Position Statement on Heart Transplantation: Patient Eligibility, Selection, and Post-Transplantation Care

13 Mar, 2020 | 08:00h | UTC

Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network Position Statement on Heart Transplantation: Patient Eligibility, Selection, and Post-Transplantation Care – Canadian Journal of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

 


Perspective – Can You Sue an Algorithm for Malpractice? It Depends

10 Mar, 2020 | 10:19h | UTC

Can you sue an algorithm for malpractice? It depends – STAT (free)

 


Study: People Leave Hospital After Surgery Sooner if Hospitals Follow ‘Enhanced Recovery Protocols’

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

People leave hospital after surgery sooner if hospitals follow ‘enhanced recovery protocols’ – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Multicomponent hospital-led interventions to reduce hospital stay for older adults following elective surgery: a systematic review – Health Services and Delivery Research (free)

 


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